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Jerry Swinford

Lake Wales, FL

Jerry Kenneth Swinford, 69, of Lake Wales, Florida passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Lake Wales Medical Center. He was born November 6, 1947 in Sunflower County, Mississippi to the late William K. and Beatrice J. (Hall) Swinford. He has been a resident of the area for 6 months coming from Cadiz, Kentucky. He was a retired Law Enforcement officer for cities of Cleveland, Mississippi and Shaw, Mississippi. Jerry was a veteran in the United States Marine Corps and served in the 1st Marine Division, 7th Marine Regiment Charlie Company and served two tours in Viet Nam. He owned and operated S&S Air Conditioning/Refrigeration and was a member of the VFW in South Haven, Mississippi. He was a loving husband to his wife of 24 years, LeAnn K. Swinford, and loving father to daughter, Mary Ann Collins and husband, Paul of Pass Christian, MS; son, Christopher Swinford, of Cleveland, MS; brother, James Swinford of Southaven, MS; four grandchildren; Aunt Lida who helped raise him, many nieces and nephews and his dog Brady. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at 10150 Highland Manor Drive Suite 330 Tampa, FL 33610 and Parkinsons Foundations at 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509 New York, New York 10018. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Memphis, Tennessee. Marion Nelson Funeral Home handling arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 27, 2017
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